The Arc of Howard County Award Rise to the Challenge Grant!

The Arc of Howard County was awarded a Rise to the Challenge Grant from Howard County County Executive Calvin Ball

The Arc of Howard County is very excited to receive the Howard County “Rise to the Challenge” grant from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball! Thank you Howard County and congratulations to all of the other recipients – you are all amazing organizations! Together we are rising to the Challenge! Click here to see the presentations on YouTube or watch below.

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Coronavirus: Information & Updates October 1, 2020

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Step-by-Step Guide to Voting in Maryland

Step-by-Step Guide to Voting in Maryland

For your information, see below for Step-by-Step Guide to Voting in Maryland. This guide, produced by Independence Now: A Center for Independent Living, provides information on in-person and mail-in voting, and voter registration, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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There’s Still Time To Sponsor TEE IT UP for The Arc Annual Golf Tournament!

Join Bucky and Barbara out on the greens! TEE IT UP for The Arc Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020, at Waverly Woods Golf Club. The Arc of Howard County was greatly affected by COVID-19 and needs your support now more than ever! There’s still time to be a sponsor. Spaces are limited so register online now.

Become a Sponsor

There are two ways to become a sponsor:

  1. Register online.
  2. Download the form below and mail (The Arc of Howard County, 11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042), fax (410-730-0730), or email it to Jill Berry, Resource Development and Volunteer Coordinator jberry@archoward.org.
Become a Sponsor of TEE IT UP!

Sponsorship Levels

Special COVID-19 Signature Sponsorship — $10,000

The Masters — $5,000

U.S. Open — $2,500

PGA Championship — $2,000

Hole In One — $1,500

Closest to the Pin — $1,500

Longest Drive — $1,500

Beverage Cart — $1,500

Special Hole Sponsorship — $800

Golf Foursome — $600

Player Prizes Sponsor — $500

Tee Sign — $250

For more information, contact Barbara Moyer, Director of Marketing, Communications and Events, bmoyer@archoward.org or call 410-730-0638 Ext. 306.

See you on the greens!

Become a Sponsor of TEE IT UP!

 

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I Can Do The Work Video Premiere #ICanDoTheWork #NDEAM

Project SEARCH of Howard County premiered the video, “I Can Do The Work” in October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month. On October 23, 2019, the video was shown to an audience of honored guests, business leaders, and Project Search graduates and their families. The video, created using a grant from Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and produced by Pam Long Photography, featured several Project SEARCH graduates at their job sites, including Howard County Government Central Fleet and Brookfield Christian School. You can watch the video on YouTube.

Project SEARCH of Howard County is a one-year internship for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is in its 6th year in Howard County. All Project SEARCH of Howard County interns complete three, ten-week internships within different Howard County Government departments and now also within the Howard County Public School System. 
Natalie Dohner, Project SEARCH of Howard County Manager, asks Caroline (featured in the video) about her experience as a Project SEARCH of Howard County Class of 2018 Graduate.
A total of 60 interns have completed the Project SEARCH of Howard program since 2015. The employment rate after completing Project SEARCH is 65%. Project SEARCH Interns have been hired by several local businesses, including within the Howard County Government, Howard County Public School System, Verbal Beginnings, Thrive Center, PetSmart, Play N’ Learn, Einstein Bagels, Wegmans, Columbia Association, and more.

Natalie Dohner, Project SEARCH of Howard County Manager, asks Jim (featured in the video) about his experience as a Project SEARCH of Howard County Class of 2018 Graduate.

Project SEARCH Howard, which runs from September through June, helps interns work towards competitive employment. The interns are totally immersed in workplace settings, to facilitate the teaching and learning process through acquisition of job-related and marketable skills. Project Search of Howard County is a partnership between The Arc of Howard CountyHoward County GovernmentHoward County Public School SystemHoward County Autism Society, and Maryland DORS.

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Feed Howard County Donates Zen Garden

A Young Woman Supported by The Arc of Howard County Enjoys a Chinese for Dinner

#Covid19kindess Shout out to Feed Howard County for continuing to Support The Arc of Howard County! Last night, 100 delicious meals were delivered from ZenGarden (10039 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City) to our staff and the people we serve! Thank you Feed Howard County for remembering our essential health care workers and people with disabilities in Howard County during this continuing crisis!

Thank you to our volunteer drivers Sue Bullock, Donna Mitchell Hennessy, Anita Dempsey, Khyle and Dee Dee! You all Rock!

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Fire HD Tablets Provide Fun, Communication, and Connection During COVID-19

Fire HD Tablets Donated to The Arc of Howard County

Today’s Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes to the Maryland Department of Health – Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) for providing funding to purchase several Fire HD Tablets for people supported by The Arc of Howard County! The Fire HD Tablets are not only fun to use, but are also so important for communication and connection during #COVID19 and always. Thank you, DDA!

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State Farm Agent Alexander Brown Donates 150 Water Bottles

Alexander and Brandi Brown of Alexander Brown-State Farm Agent in Columbia Donate 150 Water Bottles

Today’s Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes to Alexander and Brandi Brown of Alexander Brown – State Farm Agent in Columbia for donating 150 water bottles for our comfort bag program! Thank you Alexander and Brandi for supporting The Arc of Howard County!

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Masks, Face Shields, Gowns, Safety Gloves, and PPE Remain a Critical Need for The Arc of Howard County

Masks, Face Shields, Safety Gloves, Gowns, and PPE

Thanks to the generosity of the community and local businesses, The Arc of Howard County has received face masks of all types…from KN95 masks to medical-grade masks to homemade masks and even ones made in-house by our nursing staff. But, the need for face masks and PPE continues to be great.

Thank you also to the United Way of Central Maryland for their donation of 100 KN95 masks! We appreciate everyone’s continued support! Special Shout Out to Beth Littrell, Director, Community Engagement and Volunteerism at United Way for making this happen!

An Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes out to Scott Spedden – Farmers Insurance and Financial Services. Scott…knowing The Arc of Howard County needed PPE…donated 100 face masks! Scott, thank you for giving back to the community! Can you help? Please donate here.

Another Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes out to the kind folks from the Maryland Communities Unite A-S-A-P Facebook Group. Thank you for donating Face Shields for our staff as we continue to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic!

BIG Thank You to Integral Components, LLC! Mary Cosden Keiser heard that our Direct Support Professionals were in need of Personal Protective Equipment and Integral Components donated 100 Face Shields to The Arc of Howard County! People are good! Want to donate to purchase masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, and PPE?

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Provides Tax Prep Services

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Tax Prepation Services for Those Who Need It Most

Today’s Act of #COVID19Kindness shout out goes to Anne Fairbairn of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for generously donating tax preparation services to several people supported by The Arc of Howard County! Thank you Anne and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for supporting The Arc of Howard County! Have a fabulous weekend!

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